In the past few days, I’ve seen two headlines comprised of good questions to raise in Theory of Knowledge classes. One of them is interesting, and one of them is important.
The interesting one is What Concept Most Needs a Word in the English Language? It appeared in The Atlantic, and has a number of examples. Posing the question and sharing some of them could be a fun exercise when studying language in TOK.
Would You Hide a Jew From the Nazis? is the important one. It’s a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times, and is related to the Ken Burns’ film, Defying The Nazis, that will air later this week (see New Ken Burns Film, “Defying The Nazis,” Looks Good & Has Tons Of Free Teaching Resources). Obviously, this could apply to TOK units in history and ethics.